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Sep 28, 2010 8:00pm EDT
in virginia and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentlewoman from california, mrs. davis, and the gentleman from california, mr. lungren, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the jovepl from california. mrs. davis: thank you. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks in the record and include extraneous matter on this legislation. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mrs. davis: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. davis: h r. 5717 would upgrade the smithsonian institution's scientific activities at its unique facility, the smithsonian institute at fort royal, virginia. in the interest of time, i understand that there is consensus on this legislation, i will reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentleman from california. mr. lungren: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlema
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2010 7:00am EDT
back yard reception in virginia s and meet with insurance commissioners and this evening, a democratic fund- raiser. the house returns to washington for a few days of business and the senate continues work. yesterday it did not move for the defense authorization bill and overturning "don't ask, don't tell." a ban on gays openly serving in the military. top story today, a new book by bob woodward about inside the white house. but with the president and his top military advisers and recounts a tough decision on whether to build up true spirit that is our topic this morning. you can give us a call and way and -- we are also on line. and you can find us on twitter. the top story and "the washington post," book details internal struggle over afghan plan. obama frustrated by the military. according to his notes, the president avoided talk of victory when he describe objectives. we are talking about a new book " coming outs monday. news outlets were able to get preview copies and discuss it. let us continue to look at "the washington post" breakdown. it says that most of the book c
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2010 6:00pm EDT
couple of suits. there is one consolidated suit in virginia, another in florida. frankly, the justice department and our lawyers are confident that the law has strong constitutional basis. having said that, i think there is no question that these court actions are likely to continue whatever the decisions are at the virginia or florida level will likely be appealed by whatever party does not prevail and make their way through the court system. in the meantime, we will keep working on that the framework of this a bill which is really aimed at not only increasing coverage, increasing consumer protection, but ultimately, better care for every american. looking at the areas where we are spending a lot of money and we are not getting great help results, and lowering the cost people are spending right now that are not leading to great help results for our nation. host: 5 minutes left. next question. guest: you mentioned relief for small businesses. small businesses have been getting these letters notifying them of the premium increases. how much interest have you seen in the small business
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2010 6:00am EDT
. eastern on c-span. flu >> president obama went to falls church, virginia to hear from several people about the healthcare law. several provisions took place thursday to allow children up to age 26 to stay on their parent's plan. this is about 50 minutes. >> how are you? take off your jacket here. >> welcome to our backyard. we tried clean you everything. watch your step. 36 years ago, i was born with severe 9 defin yen si. it's been a bit of a challenge over the years. in 2006, i reached a lifetime cap after three years. i was trying to figure out what i should do, go on a disability policy, change jobs, fortunately, my employer came threw and was able to cover my costs. we had an opportunity to have this employer take occur of us. 90% of the costs deal with the clotting factor and the medications i take. that's really where i drive up healthcare it is important to have a policy that will cover that. . >> for people who are here. first of all, i have the second of health and human services. she's charged with implementing. former insurance commissioner. snows all about this stuff. we are g
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2010 7:00am EDT
will be taking place in sterling, virginia. republicans outlining a 20-point plan, if elected, how they would coburn. the front page of "the hartford current." unemployment is about 9.6% in the plaza, it is up 14%. mary is joining us on the republican line. caller: about that whole thing yesterday, it is just spin to make us all but the recession is over. i have been unemployed since may 2008. i remember when obama was elected. he said he would be ready on day one to lead the country and jobs would be his focus. he keeps going back to that 750,000 people that he said he would be ready. he has been in office for almost two years. there are so many things that he can do. i was offered a full-time, permanent job in may of 2008. i could not get it because i am in foreclosure and i had bad credit. they offered me the job, and then they ran my credit report. it would be easy for the lawmakers to change that law. i have repeatedly asked them but nothing is being done. 1 million people unemployed right now. our governor is running for the senate, thinking he is doing a good job, but i have
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
this november's midterm elections. >> the second congressional district in virginia is in the far southeast corner of the state. it takes in virginia beach, the largest city in virginia and parts of hampton and an area known as the eastern shore which is a couple of rural counties. it is primarily farming and touring -- farming and tourism areas. the dominant industries are the united states navy and tourism. the oceanfront, there's a vibrant tourism community with hotels. it is not as large as myrtle beach, but it is that type of community. the u.s. navy and related military enterprises is its largest business, i would say. this particular congressional race is of high interest to republicans and democrats. during his first campaign, the republicans tried to keep him in office and were not successful. since his election, he has been subject to a steady stream of bloggers and e-mail's aimed at reaching out to the media blasting all lost everything he does. because he is a freshman, legislative experts will tell you the best of times to unseat an incumbent is during the first term
CSPAN
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
john behner is joined by other republican leaders at a lumber company in sterling, virginia. this is 45 minutes. >> the american people are speaking out like never before. they are concerned about the future of our nation and the future for their children they see a government in washington that does not get it and the american people think that washington does not care. we are here today to put forth a new governing agenda, a bill for listening to the american people that offers a new way forward. before i served in congress, i ran a small business. i learned firsthand how government gets in the way of job creation in our country. the policies coming out of washington have created massive uncertainty for job creators and the american people are suffering as a result. in order to create jobs, we need to end the uncertainty for job creators and a spending spree in washington and reform congress itself. the government is out of control in washington and we need to rein it in and begin a new drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government in our nation's capital. these
CSPAN
Sep 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
the ordinary citizen doesn't think so. when you look at those numbers in virginia, when you look at them in new jersey, when you look at them in, all states obama carried by his national average or better, you just do the math turning whiter. and i think the question for the future is that the people who are like the -- are the republicans if they get a majority in the house, if they get a strong bargaining position in the senate, are they prepared to advance and perhaps achieve public policies that are going to work as public policy and that are going to commit voter ovations in subsequent elections. i think that's an open question. if they of. it's field politics are not assured of success. i do think however that in more than any other time i've been following polics, voters are open to a vast cut back in the size and scope of government in a way that they haven't had in most past years. they are aware that the obama mocrats have hugely increased it. minority leader john peters called the other day to say let's go back to 2008 spending levels. it's actually at the intelligence st
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2010 8:00pm EDT
from georgia, my father from southern virginia. they met in washington and married and had me. without the great migration, i would not be here. i have lived with all my life. i grew up with people from north carolina, south carolina, georgia, all around me. i was surrounded by the language, the food, the music, the ambitions of the people who migrated from the south. they argue about whose child would go to which school. it has been with me all this time. when it comes to the actual writing of a book, it probably writing of a book, it probably started after i got out and have been a reporter for "the new york times" talk to people. i was the chicago bureau chief for the "the new york times" i began to hear that there were similar migration experiences that people have. they talk about it as if they could not talk because they were going back to a family reunion in mississippi or a funeral. this is so much bigger than my experience in washington. it was a national outpouring of people. >> just give us a brief synopsis of what the book is about. >> the book is about the migrati
CSPAN
Sep 2, 2010 6:00am EDT
legislation that is far below the record or average. those include naming a river in virginia , naming a courthouse, renaming a post office and bringing some federal dollars back to the bay area after the earth earthquake. it's all well and good for senator boxer to misrepresent my record. ly remind her it was she that voted for the wall street bail out. when you have a business whether 9,000 people business or 9 people, you have to make a choice to loose some jobs to save more. what enrages people everyday is federal government employees growing at 14.5%. >> time is up. our next question comes from a republican. mr. watson is a retired employee from hewlet packard. you coined the phrase right shoring. do you plan to create jobs in >> california is destroying jobs. texas is fighting harder, north carolina is. so is mexico, russia, china. i'll tell you why. china, texas, brazil gives companies huge tax credits and reward r&d and provide access to credit. i propose a two-year payroll tax holiday for every business for hiring an unemployed worker and five-year tax holiday for companies to b
CSPAN
Sep 18, 2010 7:00am EDT
november. virginia, go ahead. caller: hi. i wanted to speak on nancy pelosi in support of her voice for aiding the people. one of the things that i think that has happened is the republicans have controlled the message. however, at the end of the day when it comes time for them to stand forth for the voting, people are going to find out that the republicans are selling a product without instructions. and that is going to be detrimental to them and their message that they've been continuing to churn out. it's a marketing ploy. and it's a very good one at this moment, but i think when if educated population decides to actually tune back in and say let's get on the band wagon they're going to find out that the republicans have been selling poison to the people. host: so you're saying thingless change as we get close to november caller: absolutely. i don't necessarily believe in all polls. i do watch them. but i do believe that there is an issue right now with the people that they're calling. i don't think that every person's household has been called and i think they're targeting certain a
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2010 10:00am EDT
purpose does the gentleman from virginia rise? >> to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. moran: mr. speaker, history is instructive on almost every issue we face in this body. today's issue is whether we should take action so that the wealthiest americans don't have to pay at an income tax rate of 39.6%. so let's look back at when they were taxed at that rate during the clinton administration. well, what happened was exactly the opposite of what the republican party predicted would happen. in fact, people at that rate brought home more after-tax income than any time in american history. 22 million new jobs were created and we had record budget surplusings. in fact, at the end -- surpluses. in fact, at the end of this month we were projected to have paid off all of the debt. relieving our children and grandchildren of any of the debt that we would have otherwise burdened them with. alan greenspan was worried we didn't have enough debt, but instead we had a president who came in and in fact one of the very
CSPAN
Sep 18, 2010 11:00pm EDT
election, virginia, new jersey, delaware yesterday, massachusetts, that washington, d.c., we support the president but we're not voting because he is not on the ballot. it becomes interesting that he may in a sense be disenfranchised not have power. we'll say we'll vote for him. he may not be able to run if he doesn't have a congrs and can't accomplish some of those goals. this is a point of urgency. we have so much but so little to show at this critical time. so my sense in terms of civil rights a absolute and unequivocal goal is to get out on the streets, to talk to people about voting and tell them it is important because there are people who died and who bled and who were tortured and jailed because they stood up so that we could vote and be citizens and now, it is our turn to, time, to do the same thing. so, my urging is very simple. we have to stand up and be cound and we have to talk to our neighbors and talk to our enemies. not just our friend about the fact that, civic engagement is the key to all of this. what damon keith has done with the wonderful exhibit about the 14th a
CSPAN
Sep 20, 2010 2:00am EDT
, virginia and csx. there are many other states where we don't have progress. irnl one or both of you want to terry briefly and then get back to my main interest which is captive shipper rates >> they really get lost in all of this. one of the things troubling is the massive use of stock repurchases. i think one would have to look at a balance you say, well, people have a right to reward their share holders. they are encouraged in people to invest. along with that is the whole question of capital shipments. that's really why we are here. i would like to hear from you, a sense of your path to fairness of the captive. shippers come to see me all the time. they come from all over the koirpt country. i'm not a lawyer but i feel like one when i think of all the cases brought before the itc or stb and feeling short changed. they are always up against you can win or loose because you have a system. you sort of discuss the release in some of these papers i am reading but it is a case of timing. the classic technique is to stall. the longer you stall, people can't afford to have lawyers. i can
CSPAN
Sep 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. had he been in the eastern division of virginia and convicted of those same offenses, i suspect he could be doing 20 to life. the sentence would have been completely different. it's ironic when you look at the outcome of the few cases that have been through the military system and compare them to the outcomes in our court. i have many, many defendant who are serving many sentences in cases that didn't involve actual violence other than they were shooting r.p.g.s or other dangerous weapons over in pakistan. it's interesting when you think about it. i think the perception of the two systems have become warped. no terrorism defendant in the modern times ever got a death sentence either. the embassy bombing there's not been that when he's fighting against the tide. >> someone acquited a trial a civilian or military trial could still be detain on a military rationale. there are supreme court precedents that say there's no due process for detaining someone after acquital. if there's an independent bases for danger or something like that. i don't believe in any of those cases the executiv
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2010 5:00pm EDT
balance of his time. the gentleman from new jersey. mr. pallone: i yield to my friend from virginia, mr. moran, for as much time as he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. moran: i thank my good friend from new jersey for yielding me the time as well as his friendship as well as the distinguished gentleman from kentucky, mr. whitfield. and i want to recognize mr. inslee for introducing this legislation. we share a deep concern about the use of medications which are not being safely returned to drugstores because of the regulatory difficulties and in many cases you have to have a police officer there overseeing the return of the drugs this will get over those restrictions and allow a process to happen which is terribly important because we should all know that drug abuse is not limited to street corner illegal drug purchases. that, in fact, the abuse of prescription drugs is a large part of america's drug problem. particularly among young people. one study has shown that in the last decade, nonmedical use of prescription drugs increased by almost 100%. a
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2010 6:00am EDT
trust fund. right at. we have written ious kept in parkersberg and west virginia and there's nothing to back it except the iou. which means that federal government has to make good on those ious. and they don't have anything to do with, except to print the money. or raise taxes or raise - yeah. any way you can pay-off that trillion dollars. so my question, this is a little off the wall and it's the last question i'll do. according to the social security and medicare board of trustees. social security is projected to permanently face them in 2010. permanently and medicare will become in solvent in 2029. however if this was not bad enough. the report indicates that social security will operate with a cash flow deficit this very year. shouldn't we be concerned about the impact this paired with the large budget deficits that this administration has projected will have on my 40 grandchildren? and future generation? >> senator, yes, i think the concern effects of amounting debt will be felt particularly by future generations. >> isn't that just kind of a transferring of what we can pay for an
CSPAN
Sep 1, 2010 7:00am EDT
had informed his own decision to surge troops in afghanistan. virginia, the plan, democrats line. go ahead. caller: i am from new york. shall i speak up? host: go ahead. caller: i think he should turn the page. it should have been turned a long time ago. but i do not think the media will let him because they just keep the war is going. let me say this because i tried so hard to get on to you -- george washington's farewell address. he answered many of the questions facing us. telling us we should be aware -- host: sorry, we will have to let you go. your signal is breaking up. here's more from the president last night. >> we must use all elements of all power, including our diplomacy, economic strength, and the power of america as an example to secure our interests and stand by our allies. and we must reject a vision of the future that is based not just on our fearless but also on our hopes. division that recognizes the real dangers that exist around the world but also the limitless possibilities of our time. today, old adversaries are at peace and emerging democracies are potential p
CSPAN
Sep 4, 2010 7:00pm EDT
obama, people look at the governor's race in virginia, they look at the governor's race in new jersey, and everybody said chris christie run in new jersey and bob mcdonnell won a big race. you want to talk to the folks who watch political movements in this country, you talk to karl rove or the folks who really watch politics. they will say the biggest election occurred in -- does anybody know? pennsylvania. does anybody know what happened in the pennsylvania in 2009? no, but it was the most important election. you go back and read the comments from some of these guys, they will talk about it because it was the most high- profile election. what happened in pennsylvania in 2009? we had seven or eight judicial races. we elect our judges, which is not a bad idea, by the way, given what went on here in iowa. we elect our judges. but like executive offices, these are not a very expensive campaign to spend $200,000, and like david said, name recognition is everything. people don't know the positions that these people hold. they are how people feel about the democratic party and republican pa
CSPAN
Sep 6, 2010 12:30am EDT
in 2009 with lookit the big change after a bomb. people looked at the governors in virginia, the governor's race in new jersey. chris christie won in new jersey, and bob macdonald one in virginia. we won an open seat held by democrat, the national chairman of the democratic party. and that was the big election. those were not the two big elections. you want to talk to the folks who watch political movements in this country, you call michael barone and others, the biggest election -- anybody know? pennsylvania. anybody know what happened in pennsylvania into a dozen 9? it was the most important election. you go back and read the comments from some of these guys, they will talk about it. they will talk about it because it was the most important election, what happened in pennsylvania in 2009? we had seven or eight judicial races. we elect our judges, not a bad idea. particularly what given on -- what went on here in iowa. why the executive offices, these are not very expensive campaign. it's been $200,000, and name recognition is everything. people do not know the position that the
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2010 1:00pm EDT
graduation from the virginia military institute. he quickly rose through the ranks and was appointed chief of staff of the army in 1939 by president frankly roosevelt. marshall inherited an army on the cusp of a second world war and oversaw the largest military expansion in u.s. history. in 1944, he became the first american general to be promoted to a five-star rank. the newly created general of the army. marshall resigned his post of chief of staff of the army in 1945 and devoted himself to international security and peace. between 1945 and 1946 he served as the envoy for president truman in china to peacefully resolve a conflict between the nationalists and the communists. president truman appointed him as secretary of state in 1947 where he oversaw the marshall plan, the $13 billion economic recovery plan that was instrumental in the rebuilding of europe. for his efforts, marshall seen the nobel peace prize. he retired from the state department in 1949 and became the president of the american red cross. in 1950 president truman appointed marshall secretary of defense. during his
CSPAN
Sep 5, 2010 7:00am EDT
. democrats that barely one -- virginia and maryland. then you have democrats that face tougher calls. chett edwards faces a tough race. these are members represent conservative districts. this may not be the year for them to save their seats. host: what will be the game plan for the white house to save the majority in the house? guest: to be very cold-blooded in their a look and where they need to invest in these races. decide where their money can make a difference. host: will the president be campaigning for individual candidates? will he stay clear and fund- raiser for them instead? what will he do? guest: i think you'll see president obama heading up the new york checkbox pretty soon. he will head up the los angeles checkbox. -- checkbooks. many of the conservative democrats -- and democrats in conservative districts, do not want to have the present campaign for them. the individualize their races. the distance themselves from the national party. host: the first lady is going to spend some of her political capital and carefully stepped into the campaign season. where do you expec
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2010 2:00am EDT
grandchildren and also the grandson, charlie, also with us today. they lived in west virginia. this military family loves the marine corps and counted a blessing to have live throughout the united states. as you know, general amos is held the title of assistant commandant for the marine corps for the past two years. today we consider his nomination to be commandant, to lead a force of 250,000 active duty and 39,000 reserve marines serving on the frontiers of freedom, fighting in afghanistan, providing humanitarian relief to flood-ravaged pakistan, and practices -- rescuing vessels from pirates off the coast of somalia. join in 19 -- one in a 1946, his father received his wings flying seaplanes. eupepsia most distinguished officer before you here today. i will have you noted growing up with a father who was a navy pilot saw general amos living in memory -- many warm localities, california, florida, and the british west indies. his guidance counselor once wrote his parents that he feared that the general was "destined for a light as a beach bum if he did not turn things around." obvio
CSPAN
Sep 20, 2010 12:30am EDT
who they are. i think some of those experts were the ones who were wrong in massachusetts and virginia and delaware and alaska and kentucky. i do not know who organizes the efforts needed to put partisanship aside when it gets to doing what is right for the american people. if i were a coach writing a play book, i would say, everybody has constructive roles in this. the needs are great because the cause is so great. the cause is the great awakening of america and the need for truth in america. how do we get out there. practical ways. we have to raise funds. we have to hold the press accountable when you know they are making things up and telling untruths. we have to do this together. i am the biggest proponent of freedom of the press in this country. our young men and women are willing to fight for those constitutional rights including the right to have free press. it is why i am hot on this lamestream media. how dare anyone disrespect true -- truth sacrifice without a corresponding responsibility to truce. -- truth. in this unaccountable day of anyone being able to claim they are a jo
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2010 10:00am EDT
earlier this morning in arlington, virginia, et the pentagon. president obama and robert gates attended the sort -- the ceremony ended remarks for about 40 minutes. -- and dave remarks for about 40 minutes. >> ladies and gentleman, the national anthem of the united states. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> listen gentleman, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. >> mr. president, secretary gates, distinguished guests, and most of all, families and friends of those we lost on 9/11 -- inside of the pentagon buys a quilt on display, stitched together by thousands of america -- of americans who wanted us to know that they would remember those who did not survive. on the quilt are written the words by a little girl -- in our hearts we weep for you, in our minds, we honor you. today, her words still comfort us. today, we still weep for those we lost here in new york -- here, in new york, and in somerset county. today, we still honor them with our presence, and certainly with this memorial. mostly, we honor them with our lives. it is what we have done from that day until this, the secretary at -- the sac
CSPAN
Sep 14, 2010 11:00pm EDT
, but i do not believe in sanctuaries. host: alexandria, virginia. oscar, democratic line. caller: i just came to the united states. i am a legal resident now. before people talk about the eagles not paying taxes -- talk about illegals not paying taxes , we do not steal the numbers, we just invent them. in my case i work for seven years with a fake number that they took. for seven years i have worked, i will never get the money with my three jobs and we do pay taxes. inform yourself. you will understand that most undocumented people do pay taxes. make sure that the criminals do not get any identification in your passage of this law. the people that have worked really hard to put food on the table for their families, but they wanted an opportunity. forgive them. those k -- host: ok. congressman? guest: becoming a naturalized citizen, i understand what he is saying. but what you are saying validates what i have been saying. looking as social security, the last numbers i saw were over $4 billion there, people like yourselves that i put money in and probably will love be able to use the
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2010 7:00am EDT
britta that is from tuesday. virginia. brian, republican. go ahead. caller: first-time caller. i would like to comment a little bit about congress. i have listened to a couple of the comments made this morning. the problem we have right now is that republicans and democrats cannot get together on any issue that we have relating to this country. it is a shame that they can't do that. and i think that this health care reform that they have passed, that the democrats have passed, has really affected our country and has affected me also as a citizen. it because i am a police officer. -- because i am a police officer, and just this year alone might premiums, ever since they passed the health care plan, my premiums have gone up twice. actually talking about going up again in -- where it. costs -- going up begin in january. this is the biggest reason premiums i have never had and i have been a lot enforcement 22 years. it's, you work for the city? is it -- host: do you work for the city? is it the city paying less or the premiums going up to the cause has increased to both? caller: well, the
CSPAN
Sep 14, 2010 7:00am EDT
in sanctuaries. host: alexandria, virginia. oscar, democratic line. caller: i just came to the united states. i am a legal resident now. before people talk about the eagles not paying taxes -- talk about illegals not paying taxes , we do not steal the numbers, we just invent them. in my case i work for seven years with a fake number that they took. for seven years i have worked, i will never get the money with my three jobs and we do pay taxes. inform yourself. you will understand that most undocumented people do pay taxes. make sure that the criminals do not get any identification in your passage of this law. the people that have worked really hard to put food on the table for their families, but they wanted an opportunity. forgive them. those k -- host: ok. congressman? guest: becoming a naturalized citizen, i understand what he is saying. but what you are saying validates what i have been saying. looking as social security, the last numbers i saw were over $4 billion there, people like yourselves that i put money in and probably will love be able to use the dollars, they wil
CSPAN
Sep 7, 2010 7:00am EDT
from parkersburg, west virginia. caller: good morning. i was inspired by president obama's speech yesterday. we were certainly on a downward spiral and after he took over we continued downward. now i think things are showing in little but a promise. we are on the way back up. on that recovery, is it going to be a recovery for the american people or will it be a recovery for the corporations that do business both domestically and internationally? it has got to be for the people to rebuild the middle class. that is where the tax base comes from. host: the president talked about the middle-class system. his speech is available on our website, c-span.org. a derrick from washington, d.c., you say either the third party or you don't know. caller: it is a third party. i am 47 years old and from my lifetime i was a democrat, i was a republican, i will cover -- brought me to my senses. in that neither party. america is in a unique paradigm. right now all of the stimulus packages that are being proposed -- the federal government is broke. this money is being printed. it is not real. and it
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2010 12:00pm EDT
cycles. we saw this in northern virginia, suburbs outside philadelphia, outside of las vegas and phoenix, even, this is where democrats we able to win over voters with a common sense kind of agenda, practic approach to making the middle- class better. what we found is a lot of residents there are falling on tough times and switching their loyalties. they are not necessarily tea party people, so they are not angry -- i talked to about two dozen residents of the subdivision who were political independents, and they did not say anything hateful about the president or that they were voting the tea party but they were critical of the president. it's good he said they were not tea party identifiers. -- host: yu said that they are concerned about everyday issues that affect their lives. how important of the suburbs or this area of this country -- not urban america or rural america, more of a middle-class enclave. guest: it is critical for both parties. it is where the growth is. not necessarily the closed in suburbs that have been established for a while. these are the emerging bedroom
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2010 1:00pm EDT
, west virginia and delaware will take office more or less immediately after votes are canvased and certified and they'll be serving in the lame-duck session. i believe that voters in those states will render a very clear judgment on this lame duck agenda by sending additional reinforcements for our side of the aisle. the campaign strategy of our friends on the other side of the aisle is crystal clear. they are not running on their legislative accomplishments because it's largely unpopular. and they are worried that voters will hold them accountable for the failure of those policies to meet their own stated goals. so they're running campaigns against the american people, some of whom are participating in the political process for the first time. and i'm talking about the tea party movement. calling some of these participants in the process guaranteed by the first amendment of the constitution to redress their government on their grievances and they're deemonizing members of the tea party -- demonizing members of the tea party movement. and president obama has engaged in class warfar
CSPAN
Sep 2, 2010 1:00pm EDT
, virginia. caller: i want to start with a brief note of fairness for this sitting president, president barack obama. he did say afghanistan was the good war, he did say that on the campaign trail. for him to receive criticism about going back on a promise is wrong. he said he wanted to leave iraq and to work in afghanistan, which is what he is doing. as i see it, one of the few promis he kept. there were a lot of attacks since president obama became president in the green zone. there were eighin the month of june or something and the media has remained silent on that. if george bush were still president, they would be airing not constantly. it would be on all the front pages across the country. when you see an uptick of violence in the green zone, it may not be a good time to pull aout. it seems like amateur hour here. you could take all of the money spent, look at all the projects that have been completed -- massive amount of projects -- add it all up and it is about $35 billion. this is straight from the department of defense. there are green circles on a placard representing differe
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2010 10:00am EDT
got here. james madison when he was still in virginia he wanted to have -- they really understood that the articles of confederation weren't working in this country. there was a dispute going on and they wanted to get something worked out with maryland and they sat down and came up with an idea of having some kind of get together and meeting in philadelphia. the question arose at that time when they going to a, look at the articles of confederation and try to amend those. that's what a lot of delegates that attended thought they were doing. or as madison thought, we are going to sit down and bring forth a great new document that would get us past that trying time in our country's history and move us forward. there's great debate because in 1787 in may of that year, and as members were coming in the delegates were coming in from around the country, the 13 states, we shouldn't be doing this or shouldn't be doing that because we are only supposed to be here for the articles of confederation, but folks started sitting down and looking at the issue. as they were looking at this, more a
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2010 2:00am EDT
. she received her bachelor's from roanoke college and her master's from virginia polytechnic institute. she holds a ph.d. from the iversity of north carolina, chapel hill. in 2000, she was awarded an m.l.s. from yale law school. she specializes in that race relations and is the author of several books, including her most recent, "debating immigration." next, i would like to introduce phil glaze, a third-generation fruit grower and former chairman of the apples association. he serves the interests of the entire american apple industry. he is an active member of the coalition for immigration reform. his family business grows, packs and ships apples, and has been producing apples since the 1920's. it is my pleasure to introduce our third witness, arturo rodri giez. since 1993, he has served as the president of the united farm workers, note first founded by cesar chavez. he holds a master's degree in social work from the university of michigan and has worked for the usw since 1973. he has oliver -- he has over 35 years of experience organizing former erskine negotiating contracts, and work
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2010 2:00am EDT
college and her master's from virginia polytechnic institute. she holds a ph.d. from the university of north carolina, chapel hill. in 2000, she was awarded an m.l.s. from yale law school. she specializes in that race relations and is the author of several books, including her most recent, "debating immigration." next, i would like to introduce phil glaze, a third-generation fruit grower and former chairman of the apples association. he serves the interests of the entire american apple industry. he is an active member of the coalition for immigration reform. his family business grows, packs and ships apples, and has been producing apples since the 1920's. it is my pleasure to introduce our third witness, arturo rodri giez. since 1993, he has served as the president of the united farm workers, note first founded by cesar chavez. he holds a master's degree in social work from the university of michigan and has worked for the usw since 1973. he has oliver -- he has over 35 years of experience organizing former erskine negotiating contracts, and working for -- organizing farm workers, nego
CSPAN
Sep 17, 2010 10:00am EDT
but you. now look at what you have done. historic elections in the state of virginia and new jersey and the state formally known as massachusetts has a republican member of the united states senate. [applause] to these conservative victories we have when harry met shelly playing in nevada. joe the senator in alaska, delaware is about to send conservative to the united states senate as well. [applause] as we say, on highway 40 where i it? up, who'd have thunk even republicans in congress have gotten back to fiscal discipline and conservative values. agos be honest, four years republicans in congress did not just lose their majority. they lost breakaway. lost their way. when i opposed the wall street bailout, i told my colleagues the american people would eventually go with the professionals if we kept acting like liberals. sadly, they did. the truth is our party in congress walk away from the principles that minted our national governing majority. if the american people walked away from that. house republicans, have they learned their lesson? people ask me that. after a year that saw
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2010 10:30am EDT
joined by my colleague, bob goodlap from virginia. we'll be joined during the trial by our colleagues, hank johnson, jim, and zo lofgren. we're also assisted by alan barron, mark, harry and kirsten. at the outset, the house recognizes what an extraordinary proceeding this is and how seldom an impeachment is undertaken. i think this is a reflection of several thing not the least of which the caliber of the men and women who are nominated for the federal bench, the vast majority of which who are acquitted themselves with great distinction and not given cause for their removal from office. i think it's also a tribute to the confirmation process that does a good job in vetting out those who are not suitable for the bench. and i also think it's a reflection of how infrequently the house believes this extraordinary remedy is required. i won't spend much timehis morning in discussing the standard for impeachment, the content of high crimes and misdemeanors. there'll be time for that later. more than that, i think the members of this committee understand that standard probably bett
CSPAN
Sep 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
: republican -- democratic caller in woodbridge, virginia. caller: make sure you meet your set. how are you doing. i have to agree with the last caller because she has a great point. for the last couple years -- host: make sure you meet your set. caller: extending the tax cuts for the wealthy to me is not a great idea. you say that they spend at least $160 and the lower and middle class people spend about $60. let me point out to you it does not matter at all what tax cuts they get. they are most likely going to hold on to their money. my thing is this -- and i have been looking at c-span for the past couple of months and the ugly rhetoric i hear is taxes. what can we do for the middle- class and poor people in order to stabilize the taxes from this point on? can you answer that question? guest: for the middle class only? that would be the tax cuts. republicans and democrats believe those cuts should be extended. many believe they should be made permanent. right now with the economy is where taking a short review of for a year scene where we are and then make a decision later. everyone
CSPAN
Sep 3, 2010 7:00am EDT
virginia are starting to feel -- the category two storm churned past north carolina's outer banks. officials say they'll be assessing the damages this morning. but forecasters say earl produced little storm surge and minor flooding. the jobless rate is expected to increase to .6% from 9.5%. that would be the first rise since april. bp says so far its spent $8 million responding to the oil spill cleanup. $399 million paid to settle hundreds of thousands of claims from businesses andors act affected by the 13il8. and seeing evidence that the -- today secretary gates visited troops who are in the thick of fighting in that taliban strong hold, and finally a government official says a scientist has official says a scientist has been detained in miami after screeners found a metal canister in his luggage that looked like a pipe bomb. the f.b.i. and miami-dade police are interviewing the 70-year-old man. no explosives have been found. four of miami international airports and concourses were evacuated thursday night. but the airport fully re-opened just after 4:00 a.m. this morning. those
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2010 5:00pm EDT
12 to 18 in northern virginia. we are set to open this year. however, one of the gaps we have is the absence of the safe housing. appropriate shelter, specifically for boys and girls victims of domestic sex trafficking. it is destined to be a home for six people with a state of three years. it can take years for rape victim to recover. each victim requires a tailored their peak. this can only happen in a place safe from trauma. our annual projected budget is $600,000. while this provides housing, counseling, therapy, as well as activities, foods, everything they need, it is supplemented to guess right now. reduced rent, guests of furniture and necessities, as well as sizable grants from donors. operatn of law enforcement has been critical. as the most frequent first responders in thease of its child sex trafficking, it is critical that we accompanied them othat race to advocate for any victims identified at the same. we all agree with case management after the rescue whicgives the victim confidence to work with law enforcement to build cases. after the case is over, they will stl con
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2010 6:00am EDT
? from virginia. >> thanks for joining us. i want to jump in since my time is limited and talk about the decision-making between the recommendation to close joint forces command. first of all, i think there's a tremendous lack of transparency there. took us over 7 weeks to get a response back from recognize see tear. ranking member forbes and mckee on and myself requested that. when we got the letter back it re-reinstateed the initial decision and had justification why this didn't fall under braecht. and i noted that the parsing of terms. seems as we look at the process, first of all, we were told, well this is an efficiency effort. we'll look to where we can obtain efficiencies but we're told there's no analysis or cost analysis about closing jif come. that's yet to come and then we said, well really it was anticipate business decision but a military decision. when we ask, tell us strategic analysis behind that we're told we're in the process of doing it. we have operational opportunities out there. but strategically we have not figured out how it'll be done. none of those details h
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2010 7:00am EDT
"the washington post." he also plans to meet with local families in richmond, virginia, and iowa, to talk about the economy, and do some more campaigning here at home and washington. on friday, a ceremony for justice elena kagan that the supreme court. speaking of the supreme court's newest justice, "usa today" reports that she first is -- faces the first supreme court test today. where with no law clerks are sectors present, to decide which cases to take up later how they should be resolved. and a first of the private sessions for the new term, which officially begins october 4, they will slip through thousands of appeals filed over the summer to decide which should be job -- granted hearings. the conference room is where all of the most and poor decisions of the most and poor decisions are made and they are made by the nine justices and no one else -- the most important decisions are made and they are made by the nine justices and no one else. many justices speak about how intimidating the first sessions can be. in hawaii justice anthony kennedy says the first conference with the n
CSPAN
Sep 20, 2010 7:00am EDT
, that did undercut his credibility host: virginia beach, mark, independent line. caller: i am starting to get involved in politics and things like that i am finding it hard to comprehend because you're saying you cannot talk reveal private investments that you are getting of millions and millions of dollars, but again, you owe so much money and [unintelligible] and the federal government goes and punishes because they've made their money probably and kept it to themselves. where are you getting all of this money from? host: michael, we've got your point. let me show the viewers the headline in "usa today." ehab line is that mid debt -- midterm campaign war chests are crammed. guest: we were looking at a billion dollars election cycle back in march and that was kind of a trajectory of spending in the elections of a last several cycles, not taking into account the fact that the recent decision could unleash a far more money in the election cycle. we were looking at a baseline spending, which would still be 30% above the previous midterm with the success by the candidates and the
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2010 2:00am EDT
and specialized rvices. next i began developing a shelter for girls ages 12 to 18 in northern virginia. we are set to open this year. however, one of the gaps we have is the absence of the safe housing. appropriate shelter, specifically for boys and girls victims of domestic sex trafficking. it is destined to be a home for six people with a state of three years. it can take years for rape victim to recover. each victim requis a tailored their peak. this can only happen in a place safe from trauma. our annual projected budget is $600,0. while this provides housing, counseling, therapy, as well as activities, foods, everything they need, it is supplemented to guess right now. reduced rent, guests of furniture and necessities, as well as sizable grants from donors. operation of law enforcement has been critical. as the most frequent first responders in the case of its child sex trafficking, it is critical that we accompanied them on that race to advocate for any victims identified at the same. we all agree with case management after the rescue which gives the victim confidence to work wit
CSPAN
Sep 1, 2010 1:00pm EDT
continue to play an important role. host: arlington, virginia. you are next. republican line. caller: in regards to the democratic transition of iraq. analysis in that region and pretty much around the world, went to callahan governments make the initial transition from being a -- when totalitarian governments make the transition to oth types of role, a democratic state, pretty much inially the state starts off as a weak democracy, a we state, pretty much transitioning as they adopt more of their ethnic and cultural the values in their constitution. part of my question is, with regard to the development of the iraqi constitutn -- host: we lost him. guest: we lost him, but if i could ck up on what he was saying, i think you are right to say that it takes time in the process of democratic development for governments to take on board itself the practices of democracy and for the public to incorporate democracy into their own setf cultural values. iraq is certainly in that prospect. one day i saw the -- in iraq that i thought was pretty remarkable is the basic idea of democracy,
CSPAN
Sep 24, 2010 11:00pm EDT
coalition for immigration reform. i am a third-generation fruit farmer with operations in virginia. we employ from 30 to 155 workers, depending on the time of year. the fact that i appear before you today as a farmer with the president of u f w should send a very powerful message. we have a common problem. despite continued attempts at automation, apple's still need to be manually pruned and hand- picked. the work as physically demanding and a certain amount of skill is necessary. apple's bruce greatly -- apples bruise easily, and improper picking will greatly reduce the value of our crop. today, farmers rely on legal and illegal workers. without a solution, farms will fail. we will export jobs and lose our food. government statistics tell us that 80% of farm workers are foreign-born, and half of those are unauthorized. only 2%, are coming in through the existing program. many believe that native-born workers will harvest american specialty crops, however, the take our jobs campaign is just the latest in a series of unsuccessful efforts in good and bad times, in michigan, washington, c
CSPAN
Sep 13, 2010 8:00pm EDT
colleague bob goodlatte from virginia. i will be joined by our colleagues who are also assisted by a very able counsel. at the outset the house recognizes what an extraordinary proceeding this is and how seldom an impeachment is undertaken. this is a reflection of several things, that the men and women nominated for the federal bench. they have not given cause for their removal from office. emoval from office. i think it's also a tribute to the confirmation process that does a good job in vetting out those who are not suitable for the bench. and i also think it's a reflection of how infrequently the house believes this extraordinary remedy is required. i won't spend much time this morning in discussing the standard for impeachment, the content of high crimes and misdemeanors. there'll be time for that later. more than that, i think the members of this committee understand that standard probably better than i or anyone else could articulate. but i will share at least in my view one of the formulations i think house and senate have arrived on in considering judicial impeachments, and that i
CSPAN
Sep 5, 2010 1:00pm EDT
were able to stay with some certainty, in florida, nevada is one and virginia is one where the stock of unauthorized immigrants has come down and the past year. host: i want to ask you first, how do you come up with your terminology? like unauthorized immigrants. you hear a lot of different labeling with this issue. guest: the pew hispanice center as part of the pew research center. we don't have a dog in any fight. we are nonpartisan. if you choose what label or another, you are seen as being on one side of the issue or the other. we are not on any side. we chose the term the government uses. whetr it works for some people or does not, it is the closest thing, we think, to the initial term. ho: how did you do this study? how you calculate it is coming in and he is leaving? guest: i urge your viewers to go to our website. it includes a seven-page methodology section that describes how we do it. i will try to give you a brief summary. our website is www.pewhispanic.org. does is iswho rey purcell. he worked for the census bureau of some 20 years ago. he has been with us for the last fi
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